You will often hear me discussing “process” in my discussions on art. As you very well know I am a very strong believer in the importance of drawing in every aspect of the creative process. In my opinion there should be a drawing for every project we undertake in the visual arts.
Every Master Artist we admire developed a working method that enabled them to produce the paintings, prints and sculptures we see in museums around the world. Understanding and using these processes will help us become better artists. What I find really amazing is how some artists developed these working methods at a very young age. One example is Georges Seurat. You may be surprised to hear that Seurat died at 31 years of age. In his early to mid-twenties he already showed signs of being a master-artist and had developed some of the processes I talk about.
If you are interested in seeing more of his sketches you can see them on the MOMA’s interactive website at the following link. The link may not work on Apple products because I believe it requires Flash. If you can get to a PC it will work wonderfully!
I hope you enjoy his work!